Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange went to new levels at the box office this weekend, earning a total of $616 million worldwide. The latest feat has landed the film into the Top 10 of 2016 domestic and global films, also making it the biggest single-character introductory movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The Scott-Derrickson-directed film is also the ninth MCU title to cross the $600 million threshold, and Disney’s fifth movie to do so in 2016 alone, according to Deadline. Domestically, the sci-fi film has grossed $205.1 million. But particularly in the international market, the film has been doing well, especially in China, Korea, the United Kingdom, and Russia.
The epic has surpassed other Marvel successes including 2015’s Iron Man, which ended up at $585 million; Ant-Man that came in at $520 million in 2015; 2011’s Thor, at $449 million; and that same year's Captain America: The First Avenger, which landed $371 million worldwide.
Doctor Strange first debuted in theaters on Nov. 4. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, alongside Rachel McAdams and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Marvel has been doing especially well at the box office recently. Another flick that is expected to make big bucks is the highly anticipated Black Panther, which is set to hit theaters in Feb. 2018. But in the meantime, Doctor Strange can enjoy its ride on top as it continues to rise domestically and internationally.